Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Stillwater Sciences is currently governed by a seven‐member Board. The Board of Directors is comprised of senior Stillwater staff and appointed outside directors, who were invited to join based on their leadership in our industry and their commitment to support scientifically based, practical, and cost‐effective approaches to analyze environmental systems, solve complex natural resources management problems, and restore ecosystems. Our purpose in recruiting outside directors is to obtain fresh perspectives, expand our thinking, and guide us into a robust and self‐sustaining future. We anticipate that future outside directors will help open growth opportunities through their professional networks and knowledge of the environmental consulting industry, help guide management of our ESOP (e.g., distributions, repurchase obligation, etc.) as we continue to mature, and help evolve our path towards sustainable growth and opportunity for our employee‐owners.

Our current Board of Directors includes the following:

Christine Champe, Board Chair and Secretary
Arcata, CA
Co-Founder; Board Director since 1996

Christine’s work at Stillwater has included wildlife surveys, project management, and editorial review. Christine became a registered nurse (RN) in 2018 and works part time at a Humboldt‐area hospital and part‐time at Stillwater. As Board Chair and Secretary, she is responsible for developing agendas for meetings, facilitating open and productive discussions during our Board meetings, documenting the meetings in notes, and following up on ongoing topics between meetings. Christine earned her Master’s degree in Wildlife and Range Sciences at the University of Florida.

Dr. Bruce Orr
Berkeley, CA
Co-Founder; Board Director since 1996

Bruce has over 35 years of experience leading complex projects involving natural resource inventories, integrated natural resource management plan development, and federal and state regulatory processes. Bruce currently provides senior strategic support on many of Stillwater’s large‐scale regulatory, watershed management, and restoration projects. He is frequently invited to speak about restoration ecology, participate in technical working groups, and teach various professional program short courses. Bruce continues to seek opportunities for Stillwater to elevate our profile as leading scientists. Bruce received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in Aquatic Entomology/Aquatic and Wetland Ecology.

Scott Wilcox
Davis, CA
Board Director since 2000

Scott has 40+ years of professional experience on water resource projects throughout the western United States. Prior to entering semi-retirement in 2021, Scott managed some of Stillwater’s largest projects and long‐term clients. He continues to play a significant role in business development and employee mentorship. Scott’s long tenure and strong project management and client development expertise allow him to contribute practical and client‐driven input into Stillwater’s governance and practices. Scott holds an M.Ed. Degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of California, Davis.

Waite Dalrymple, PE
Tumwater, WA
Board Director since 2017

Waite co‐founded Parametrix, Inc., a consulting engineering and environmental science firm with offices in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and New Mexico with 650 employees. He served as the CEO from its founding in 1969 until he retired in 2001. He continues to serve as Chair of Parametrix’s Board of Directors. Waite led Parametrix through an ownership transition to a 100% employee‐owned ESOP, was a Director for the ESOP Association (2005–2009) and participated in the Employee Ownership Foundation (2000–2010, including Board Chair for four years). He also currently serves as Board Chair for BL Companies, a 400‐person engineering, environmental, and architectural firm in the Northeast. His extensive experience within the ESOP community has provided valuable expertise for Stillwater’s transition to an ESOP. Waite received his master’s degree in Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology from Washington State University.

Sapna Khandwala
Berkeley, CA
Board Director since 2018

Sapna has been working in the environmental field for 20 years, most of it at Stillwater. She began her career at Stillwater as an intern, supporting various wildlife field studies and project management activities. She led Stillwater’s successful marketing and business development efforts after the 2008–09 recession, began overseeing operations of the company in 2014, and was appointed CEO of Stillwater in 2015. Sapna’s long tenure filling roles at all levels within the company, and her active networking with leaders at other firms, provide her with insight for creating programs and nurturing cultural norms that motivate staff. Sapna received her bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Anna West
Tiburon, CA
Board Director since 2020

Anna West is a co‐founder and Managing Principal of Kearns & West. She has over 30 years of experience in collaborative solutions, facilitation/mediation, and public engagement, particularly related to water, energy, environmental, natural resource, land use, and infrastructure issues. Kearns & West is a frequent teaming partner with Stillwater Sciences, and Anna has been working with Stillwater staff for over a decade. Her understanding of the sectors we work in, client base, and outside perspective as a founder and transitioning leader of an AEC firm are valuable to Stillwater’s Board discussions and decision‐making.

Norma Camacho
Camarillo, CA
Board Director since 2021

Norma recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of Valley Water (Santa Clara Valley Water District), whose mission is to provide safe, clean, water for Silicon Valley. Prior to that, she held several positions at the Ventura County Public Works Agency. Norma’s passion for developing multi-benefit collaborative solutions to benefit both the environment and communities makes her a wonderful resource and champion for Stillwater’s growing work in more urban ecosystems and her long and successful career in water resource management provides Stillwater with “client-side” insights for Board discussions. In addition to serving on Stillwater’s Board of Directors, Norma was appointed to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board in January 2022.  Norma holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

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